"Prodigy" Brake Controller Blew Fuse on VW Touareg???
I am a newby and this is my first time posting. I am on the road soloing full time. I am stranded here at a campground in Texas until I can get this sorted out. I went to get my 2007 International 25FB inspected so that I could get it registered in Texas. I was surprised that the hazard lights and turn signals were working, but not the brake lights. I was told by the RV place that installed the Prodigy, that since I am on my own, as long as I check the hazards and turn signals before I depart each time, the brakes lights will be working too. It is very likely that I drove for five days from Chicago to Texas with no working brake controller. :-/
After much trouble shooting with the RV dealer that installed the Prodigy, and the VW dealer (both in Chicago) that installed my tow package, as well as the Texas mechanic who inspected it, I was able to surmise that the issue is most likely a blown inline fuse. After more research, I discovered that the battery for my 2012 VW Touareg is under the driver's seat, and in order to get to the battery for the inline fuse to be checked, three compartments have to be removed to get to it. The inline battery itself costs $100. The VW mechanic said it would cost $300 to replace the inline battery, plus more if they find other stuff wrong.
I know I will have to probably bite the bullet and pay the VW dealer. However, how can I be sure that the inline fuse won't blow again? VW said that this would not be covered on the warranty for the tow package they installed because the Prodigy is what caused the fuse to blow, although the Prodigy blowing the fuse is just a working theory that I have.
I assume it is a bad idea to go to any other repair shop other than VW. Is it safe to assume that I cannot travel safely until the brake controller is working properly? I invested so much money into getting started RVing full time, that I have little savings left, so I would welcome any advice! Thank you!